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. obama issued the executive order to allow children whose parents brought them here illegally to work for two years without deportation. but daniel who leads the of the british and assess it was done to score political points. >> it is not helpful. john: why? he guilt -- legalese is -- legalizes some workers. >> it is a temporary solution people on the hill were working to make it permanent it was derailed. john: there is a better plan? >> on one side president obama once a big massive spill that is the unpalatable to the republicans who once it to the bite size chunks huckabee address those who are unauthorized? and those who want to come into the country. john: but those who come forward to have fingerprinted calmat pay back taxes, fines, then can apply. >> cattle dinky says that. so what we do is decriminalized the activity where business forces higher they need to but unfortunately we have a criminal culture that needs to be addressed. john: like your father? >> he was on the shoulders of his uncle illegally. he made the decision to work john: i will push back. if you have a bill
won't run for re-election. harkin has been in the senate since 1984. president obama issued a statement saying harkin will be missed while republicans started licking their chops at the prospect of gaining a senate seat. >>> a major gift for mayor michael bloomberg. $350 million to john hopkins. $100 million is earmarked for financial aid for students in need. bloomberg has given more than $1 billion to the school since he graduated in the mid-1960s. >>> the hacked website of the u.s. sentencing commission is back up and running and the fbi is handling the case as a criminal investigation. the site was shut down for a couple hours yesterday. the hackers made it known it was pay back for the suicide of web activist aaron schwartz. he was facing federal computer fraud charges. >>> in egypt, at least 30 people were killed in clashes in. protesters were trying to storm a prison. they wanted to reach 21 people sentenced to death last week for their part in a deadly soccer riot last year. >>> moving to bangladesh a deadly factory fire killed seven, mostly women. a first floor exit
on women, peace, and security. >> i do. and i actually was reading it last night. president obama issued that and i think it's really important. with respect to afghanistan, we have made it clear, the administration has made it clear, and i will support that when i become secretary of state, and that is commitment -- that is the commitment if there is a negotiation with the taliban, one of the conditions is they have to give up any association with al qaeda. they have to give up the commitment -- commit to nonviolence, but most importantly with respect to this issue, they must commit to respect the constitution of afghanistan and the current status of women and girls within their society. >> i have two more questions. you have been a supporter of see call before, the convention to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women. i know it's a tough issue here. i don't think it should be, but it is. i just want to make sure you continue to support the radfication, then i have one quick question on the subject. >> the answer is yes. let me just say on that i look forward to meeting wit
on women, peace, and security. >> i did. i read last night that president obama issued to that. i think it is important. with respect to afghanistan, the administration has made it clear -- the commitment that if there is in negotiation with the taliban, one of the conditions is they have to give up any association with al qaeda. with respect to this issue, they must commit to respect the constitution of afghanistan and the current status of women and girls within their society. >> you have been a supporter of the convention to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women. it is a tough issue. i want to make sure you continue to support the ratification. >> the answer is yes. i look forward to meeting with the committee probably so we can talk about treaties and america's interest. >> i think there could be some reservation that we could agree on that would resolve some of the underlying current of this agreement. we should move forward on that. last question is about the keystone xl pipeline. how would you ensure any decision takes into consideration the potential impact on wate
time trying to treat this as a political issue of going after democrats, obama, hillary, susan rice, than actually finding out who is responsible and what we should do about it. and so, you know, i think her outburst is not an outburst. it's a reflection of what we all think about this. if you were going to be real about these issues, you would be asking what can we do to beef up the security. something gop members have already cut, you know, and they have decisions to cut it now in these days as we're speaking. it's rank hypocrisy. i think it's a fresh breath of air that people -- >> i agree with you about the hypocrisy because i remember 9/11 very clearly, and i remember how this country rallied around a president who had limited ability, but we all rallied around him. the first reaction was he says we're going to get the people who knocked down this building, and everybody cheered him. they weren't saying how did you screw it up, buddy? it was about unity. the left and center are much better at national unity than the right. the right sees a national tragedy like this far off in
reform as president obama heads to las vegas to talk about the issue. before leaving, the president about itsestions foreign policy record alongside his secretary of state hillary clinton. that's where we begin this morning with you. we want to hear your thoughts on the role of the u.s. on the world stage. give us a call this morning on the democratic line, the republican line, and the independent. 585-u're outside the u.s., 3883. you can reach us on facebook or twitter or e-mail. good monday morning to you. we want to start with the interview with president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton from last night that appeared on "60 minutes." here's how it played in a couple papers from around the country. here's the new york times headline -- and the culpeper star has -- i want to read you from the story that was in the hill newspaper this morning, the congressional newspaper here in washington. what we want to do now is take you to a clip from last night of that interview. here is president obama. [video clip] >> we helped to put together and lay the groundwork for liberating liby
. i read last night that president obama issued to that. i think it is important. with respect to afghanistan, the administration has made it clear -- the commitment that if there is in negotiation with the taliban, one of the conditions is they have to give up any association with al qaeda. with respect to this issue, they must commit to respect the constitution of afghanistan and the current status of women and girls within their society. >> you have been a supporter of the convention to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women. it is a tough issue. i want to make sure you continue to support the ratification. >> the answer is yes. i look forward to meeting with the committee probably so we can talk about treaties and america's interest. >> i think there could be some reservation that we could agree on that would resolve some of the underlying current of this agreement. we should move forward on that. last question is about the keystone xl pipeline. how would you ensure any decision takes into consideration the potential impact on water and air quality and mitigate
, by supporting as actively as did you barack obama, you also put yourself in a category of intolerance on issues like entitlement culture. when you yourself were born in the south bronx and you made it on your own. the entitlement culture now extends to 50% of the american homes. all right? huge rise in it. so you're putting yourself in that bracket by supporting the democratic party through barack obama. who their values are different than yours, general. >> yes, i was raised in the south bronx. i can assure it was social security that kept my parents in respectable comfort after they had retired and they paid into that. >> bill: that's not means tested. that's not what i'm talking about. >> i would have means testing in a heart beat. in fact, i should be means tested. i think there are a lot of things we could do with entitlement reform. i think there are lots of areas in our government where we can take a hard look entitlement reform, other areas and there are ways to cut budget. but. >> bill: but the president isn't doing that is he a spender. >> remember one thing, it's the congress that pa
. >> the bigger issue here is i think he likes president obama personally. i think he has got allegiance to him because of race. >> bill: he got a little bristoly with me when i zeroed in on him on the racial stuff. >> i know. >> bill: the point i was trying to make he agreed with me that sununu were not racist. their argument got lost both palin and sunuvu's argument got lazy in the shucking and jiving. no one knew what they were talking about. you want your point to be clear. >> as the first black secretary of state i think he has enormous pride in the first black president. that's completely understandable. >> okay. >> what he is doing goes beyond that because what he is attacking are the fundamental tall ideological points of the republican party. economics, for example. he says to you well, in the first election 2008 i voted for obama because we were an economic mess. a lot of people did that after four years, and as you poied out. economic policy why do you vote for him again? you know what he said to you? he said because i believe in leveling the playing field. everybody should have a fa
peter the purity. >> i do and i was reading last night president obama issued that anything is really important that with respect to afghanistan with made it clear, the administration has made it clear and that is the commitment that if there is a negotiation with the tyler green, one of the conditions is they have to give up any association with al qaeda. they have to commit to nonviolence, the most with respect to this issue, they must commit to respect the constitution of afghanistan and the current status of women and girls within our society. >> tumor questions. you have been a supporter of the convention to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women. i know it's a tough issue here. i don't get should be, but it is. i want to make sure you continue to support the ratification and i have one quick question on another subject. >> the answer is yes i look forward to meeting with the committee privately some time how we can talk about treaties in america's interest. >> i think there could be some reservations we could agree on that could resolve some of the underlying curren
cain, have you talked to president obama about this issue? >> i have not. >> what are the state of relations these days? >> um, i have great respect for the president. i hope and i believe that at some point we will all be meeting with the president on this issue, because we need to coordinate with the administration. but i think i haven't seen a degree of partisanship overall as there is today, but we are showing some signs of bipartisanship. this thing we just did in averting the nuclear option in the senate, this issue, i think that republicans are more inclined to let the process go forward, and senator reid is more, more inclined to let us have amendments. i see, i think that when we are down to 11% approval rating, there was a favorability thing, different things are favorable, a colonoscopy is viewed more favorably than a member of congress. [laughter] we're in kind of bad shape, to say the least. i won't pursue that line any further -- [laughter] but, you know, i've got this old line, a guy ran up to me in the airport and said, say, anybody ever tell you you look a lot like senator m
and the white house actually come together and find a solution to one of our country's most contentious issues? according to president obama in las vegas today the timing couldn't be better. >> obama: the time has come for common sense comprehensive immigration reform. [ applause ] now is the time. >> john: actually it's way pastime for the 11 million undocumented immigrants already living and working in this country. and way too ahead of its time for tea party republicans who never heard of an undocumented immigrant that they didn't want deported but thanks to the president's overwhelming support from latino voters last november, republicans now seem willing to at least pretend to deal with the issue. as we reported last night a gang of six in the house is work on an immigration bill. one they hope to release before the state of the union address february 12th and a gang of eight in the senate has put forth its principles for immigration reform. principles which president obama said today are very much in line with his own. >> obama: smarter enforcement a pathway to earned citizenship improve
are so extreme on these issues, paul ryan is sending the message that it is actually president obama that is extreme and not dealing with these issues. i think that is the message that they are sending. dagen: do you think that the state of the union address will take on those critics and address it? it would certainly have to with the president skipping over it in the inaugural speech. >> you would think it would have to be specific. however, we thought you would have to address the issues after the 2010 shellacking, in the president's words, when the republicans took over the control. the president spent very little time on entitlement reform. i think it will be interesting to see. i think you see the choice that this administration makes. dagen: i fixated on longer-term interest rates. that, again, is how much it cost this country to borrow from around the world. look at that ten year yield today. it is back above 2%. that will be the thing that forces lawmakers to act. >> that is the thing that everyone is fixated on. how the federal reserve has fixated into this, i mean, these r
refuses to federalize the issue. obama's speech, then, was sound and fury. you're here for your big conference and i just wanted to ask you when you were listening to president obama's inaugural address and heard the remarks, did you spike the football? >> i honestly cried. i was sitting on the steps of the capitol with my 11-year-old daughter and to hear the president inauguration after inauguration was a powerful moment. >> we're going to have to break away for just a second. here's secretary of state hillary clinton. >> i was very honored when john asked me to take part in this because john is is the right choice, to carry forward the obama administration's foreign policy and i urge his speedy confirmation. as we've heard from both the chairman and ranking member, as we just heard from senator warren, he will bring about a leadership that is ex am plear. he has acted as the young returning veteran from vietnam who appeared before this committee through the time that he served with such distinction as its chairman. he's been a valued partner to this administration and to me person
for a special session to address issues that need to be decided quickly so california can get president obama's affordable care act started by next january. eric? >> thank you very much. parents in east san jose neighborhood are watching their kids today after learning of the attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl last week. police hope this surveillance video of the incident will lead them to the man responsible. our reporter is live in east san jose with the latest. >> a home surveillance video captured compelling video. police want to see it right away. the attempted abduction happened nearing this intersection at 33rd street and st. james with parents very concerned. >> it sounded like a girl yelling really loud. >> the citizen heard screams of a young girl as did her sister. >> i didn't know if i was dreaming or it was a scream. the cops are looking for someone. the teen was talking to school at 6:00 a.m. on st. james and police say a man tried to grab her but she screams and broke free. frank heard of this and checked the surveillance video and sure enough, there she was. >> you mig
care. he called for a special session to address issues that need to be decided quickly so california can get president obama's affordable care act started by next january. eric? >> thank you very much. parents in east san jose neighborhood are watching their kids today after learning of the attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl last week. police hope this surveillance video of the incident will lead them to the man responsible. our reporter is live in east san jose with the latest. >> a home surveillance video captured compelling video. police want to see it right away. the attempted abduction happened nearing this intersection at 33rd street and st. james with parents very concerned. >> it sounded like a girl yelling really loud. >> the citizen heard screams of a young girl as did her sister. >> i didn't know if i was dreaming or it was a scream. the cops are looking for someone. the teen was talking to school at 6:00 a.m. on st. james and police say a man tried to grab her but she screams and broke free. frank heard of this and checked the surveillance video and sure enough, t
situation room." a major speech on a hot button issue. president obama speaking out a while ago in las vegas about comprehensive immigration reform. his remarks come one day after a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for a possible bill that would be a path to citizenship to increase border security. but the president also made it clear if congress can't act quickly on that, he'll put forward his own bill. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is standing by. detail for us what is in the president's proposal? >> reporter: wolf, detail is the key word. in the past, the president has been accused of standing for policy proposals short on specifics. not today. president obama laid out a plan for comprehensive immigration reform that would change the immigration system in three central ways. first, it would strengthen workplace enforcement, specifically by making it harder to hire illegal immigrants in the workplace and make it harder for illegals to get jobs here. secondly, it would create a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented workers who are already
. let me go to you, mr. lapierre. president obama has issued 23 executive actions on gun violence. can you discuss the commonality between your organization, the nra, and the obama administration when it comes to finding ways to reduce gun violence? >> what we think works, he is what nra has done historically. we do more of which we put more money in. reese support of enforcing the laws on the books 100% of the time. that works. we have supported prison bill and spirit we have states like california where, more than any other state in the country, they send more inmates back in the street and more inmates back in jail for new crimes against their citizens than any other kind -- stayed in the nation. -- states in the nation. -- state in the nation. nra has always supported what worked. -- works. the innocent are being preyed upon. the statistics are numbing. the 911 calls are horrible. at the scene of the crime, it is the criminal and the victim. victims all over the country want to be able to protect themselves. this whole debate almost puts it in two different categories. if you are i
. >> president obama is going to nevada. he felt oppressed the issue in his first four years and is now focusing on it and making it one of his first priorities in his second term. >> in 2011 president obama went to the border town of el paso to press for comprehensive immigration reform. >> out of many we define ourselves as a nation of immigrants. >> that went nowhere. now, in a second term the president is trying again. he is heading to nevada to push for border security and a verification system to verify employers are hiring document to workers with punishment if they did not. >> the most significant and controversial part a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. it includes registering with the government, undergoing background checks, paying taxes and the penalty, and learning english. >> a solution that has to live past president including george w. bush. >> legal immigration is one of the top concerns of the american people and congress's failure to act on it is a disappointment. >> president obama did announce during his first term is --he was chastised for not doing somet
there will be the emphasis on the enforcement side, but i think that obama will spend some political capital on the issue of how these 11 million undocumented aliens can become on the path to citizenship. >> and as someone who kns that process, who knows the complicated paperwork, who knows the frustration of waiting for the bureaucracy, do you think it can be done, you can have a path to earned citizenship, which somebody comes forward, gets first a green card, legal status and then in line for citizenship. can that be done in a way that is fair or as fair as possible in the sense that if there is someone who has been waiting legally, will the people already in this country actually go to the back of the line? that's what a lot of people suspect won't happen. >> well, the senate proposal and president obama have both said they will go to the back of the line. that line in some instances is years long for family reunification. it is one of the reasons that employers have said over and over that we need a simplified streamlined immigration system so that persons can be hired legally. and have a legal path
. >>> it's one of the most controversial issues in america. and why this hour president obama announces his plan on immigration reform. i'm poppy harlow. roll it. >>> death defying and terrifying. why a tragic accident at the x games is raising eyebrows about the sport of extremes. >>> plus -- >> this 13-hour procedure was performed by a team of 16 plastic orthopedic and microvascular surgeons. >> a war vet becomes the seventh person in the country to have his arms replaced. >>> and hillary clinton's exit interview. this hour, cnn sits down with america's top diplomat and her final days as secretary of state. >>> hi, everyone. a dramatic report out of miami is focusing new attention on baseball. and that sport's ongoing battle against performance enhancing drugs. this in the news again. the miami new times newspaper has published the names of big league players allegedly connected to, of all things, an anti-aging clinic located in south florida. the paper says this follows their three-month investigation. one of the big names, folks, a-rod, alex rodriguez. just to be clear here, a-rod has i
unexpectedly tough talk by president obama last week on the issue of climate change. i want to start by showing our viewers what exactly the president had to say. >> we will respond to climate change knowing that the failure to do so would fail our children and future generations. some may deny the overwhelming judgment of science but none can avoid raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms. the path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. but america cannot resist this transition. we must lead it. we cannot seed to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industry, we must climbs it's promise. that's how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure. a forrest in water ways, our crop land and snow cappedpeeks. that is how we will preserve our planet, command it to our god. that is what will lend meaning to the creed of fathers once declired. >> a lot of time spent on the issue of climate change in that speesh. was it a surprise to folks in the environmental community? >> i think they expected a shout out
of gun control. it's a terrible issue for democrats. i don't think obama has the loyalty among democrats in gun control that he thinks he has. jon: hairy weed has the support of the nra in times past. >> yes, harry reid cannot cross the nra. there are voters in a lot of these places. the nra doesn't speak for them. this is a popular position among actual voters and you can see the red states with blue feathers. jon: good analysis as always. thank you so much. >> it's great to be here be to growing pressure on the senate to do something they haven't done in four years. we are talking about passing a federal budget. republicans in the house trying to force senators to come up with a spending plan will go without pay. mike emanuel is live on capitol hill with more. when we take up the debt ceiling deal? reporter: the senate is likely to take up the bill some time next week. they are required to pass a budget by april 15. bottom line, fiscal conservative senators are loving it. >> they have really written some good budgets, tough budget that they have defended, but the democratic senate has
. of course, she's not going away mad. so there are ways in which barack obama could continue to tap her or tap her husband in some -- in some foreign policy issue. i wouldn't think that's impossible looking ahead for this term. >> susan, secretary clinton was asked about a possible run in that interview in 2016. we have to play that. >> and i don't think, you know, either he or i can make predictions about what's going to happen tomorrow or the next year. >> but she also laughed earlier in that interview when they were touching on that very issue. steve croft was saying, you know, how long will the president's endorsement last? and so amid the reports of joe biden as you were talking about that and his possible presidential bid in 2016, could the president be forced to choose between the two here? >> you know, traditionally presidents have not weighed in on the nomination battle that follows them. i would assume that president obama might well follow that path. it's probably a wise one. i wouldn't be surprised if you saw barack obama and joe biden doing a joint interview at some point i
are less of both. >> right. he nailed it. you have to think about privacy issues at the beginning. they are not an afterthought. i think we were the first apartment in the obama administration to have a presidentially appointed privacy officer. we have a large privacy office. they are at the table helping us. it is very practical stuff. we collect information, who can we share it with, how long, for what purpose? can it be purpose their privacy implications about that. a number of other examples of how we embed privacy considerations into the work we do. >> our country is strong because we protect civil liberties and a perfect security. not because they protect one of them and not the other. >> these are our values. that is correct. >> final question during the are both in a field dominated by men -- final question. we are both in a field dominated by men. you are the first secretary of homeland security who happens to be a woman. what and do you haev -- what advice tdo do you have for young women getting into the security field? get at it. it is interesting, challenging, and you
to the spouses of gay and lesbian service members. >> that's been a big issue. we know that he's had a lot of closed door meetings trying to get some support. we know that president obama wants him in this position. who else is rallying to his defense? >> reporter: right now only one republican has publicly come out and said, hey, i'm going to support him. it's a republican senator from mississippi, but hagel has met with 60 senators. so he's sort of laid the groundwork and i think from what we're hearing, ultimately he's going to get the votes to move this through. >> all right, chris lawrence live at the pentagon for us, thank you very much. >>> about 16 minutes after the hour right now. i want to bring you up to speed on all the morning's top stories. here's christine romans with that. >>> a massive 1,000-mile-long line of massive and deadly storms targetsing the east coast. tornados, strong winds and flooding all threatening the south all the way up into new england. the damage is extensive. this is video from georgia, alabama, tennessee, kentucky. the storm killed two men, one in geor
previously supported the paycheck fairness act and the administration points out consistently obama care made health care more affordable to women in general. he will no doubt support women's issues and expanded equality. the question is, where will it come in the list of priorities? i should also point out, we're reporting silva matthews bruell, a woman who held several senior posts in the clinton administration is the obama administration's leading contender to run the omb. wolf. >> office of management and budget. thank you, jessica yellin for that. >>> indicakate bouldin is here. >> he is pushing to ban more than 150 types of assault style weapons. joe johns is looking into this it goes without saying, the vice president is facing a very uphill battle. >> absolutely true. talking gun control or as the white house likes to call it gun safety. he went to richmond, the heart of gun country, to talk about it the backers of the newly proposed assault ban are trying to come up with some messaging that could badly gin up support in congress. in an uphill battle for the assault weapons ban, both
issues and challenges that i have seen in the entire time i've served on this committee, and i particularly welcome the new members in that regard. i'm very grateful to president obama for nominating me and entrusting me with this important responsibility, and i am particularly grateful to secretary clinton, senator mccain and senator warren for their introductions of me just now. i will not take it personally that this may be the one item in washington that seems to unite democrats and republicans to get me out of the senate quickly. secretary clinton, particularly, has served above and beyond the call of duty. i think everybody on this committee would agree. her service has been superb and we all thank her for a job well done, for her tireless efforts on behalf of our nation. she has set a very high mark for the stewardship of the state department and her commitment to country. and i can pledge to you that with the consent of the senate, i will do everything in my power, summon all my energy and focus to build on her record and on the president's vision. senator mccain, as he
. this is one of the most controversial issues. of course, a lot of republicans don't like this idea of creating a path to citizenship. president obama has worked to get that done. the big question is how can can the white house and members of congress work together to make that happen? on friday president obama met with members of the congressional hispanic caucus here at the white house. we also have a list of some of the senators who attended that meeting. they include senator robert menendez and javier becerra and ruben hinojosa and several others and president obama trying to get their input before he hits to road to travel to las vegas before making this large announcement. prior to the tragedy in newtown, immigration was going to be president obama's top priority during this second term. so we expect him on tuesday and the days following to really push his agenda with great force. craig? >> nbc's kristen walker from 1600 pennsylvania avenue on this saturday. thank you, ma'am. we'll check if with you later. >> thanks. >>> paul ryan is the latest republican offering his prescription for a g
sanctions against them. >> hillary clinton answering tough questions on the issue in benghazi. >> i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, sons and daughters and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> during her 5 1/2 hours of testimony, there was also intense criticism of her and the obama administration like this from a republican senator and potential 2016 presidential hopeful, rand paul. >> had i been president at the time and found you did not read the cables from benghazi, did not read the cables, i would have relieved you from your post. i think it's inexcusable. >> president obama picked senator john kerry to lead the state department after ambassador susan rice withdrew her name. you'll recall rice caught a lot of flack over the benghazi attack. kerry is chairman of the senate foreign relations committee. >>> we are still talking about this probably for the last time, though. an inaugural official told cnn that pop star beyonce did no
used in that capacity by the obama administration. i do not agree with him on all of the issues. i was troubled by his attempts to negotiate with bashar assad, who was very little credibility. he first voted against the war in iraq, then voted for the surge that made it possible for us to rescue a failing situation. but i do not think he will truly for -- to truly make the foreign policy of the u.s. any more than hillary clinton really did. this is one of the most centralized foreign-policy positions of ever seeing with the president and a handful of close aides truly making those decisions. i think john carey will be a capable the plant carrying out those decisions. host: there will be a live hearing today. one of the nominees, chuck keiko, nominated to be the -- chuck heigl, nominated to be the defense secretary. what do you think about? guest: there is no question he has been outside the mainstream of the senate. do not get me wrong, his hair was them in vietnam is something everybody should respect and his many years of service in the country, something for which i have the mon
for answers on a number of key issues. bill: a revealing interview you had with congressman royce last evening. martha: when i remembered back president obama was picking secretary of state the first time around he was interested in the job. he was interested in the presidency as well nine years ago. this has to be a big day for him. he's been a senator for a longtime. this is a pretty big promotion. >> reporter: sure, and, you know, president obama said when he nominated senator kerry, and i think very accurately that senator kerry was essentially bread for this condition. his nats was a foreign service officer. he longed for this job for a longtime, and he didn't really make it secret that he really wanted to be secretary of state. and you see his wife next to him, theresa hines kerry. they have also signaled that this is a want, and he wanted to be chairman of the senate foreign relations committee because of his cant to b want to be involved in foreign affairs. this fits his personality, it's what he wants and it's expected that as long as he doesn't trip over himself in this hearing, and
across a host of issues. you want stories that ratify and reinforce your point, but when barack obama starts talking about real people who really cannot afford health insurance, you have to have something to say, or else you will lose. >> unfortunately, i got the throat-slitting motion from the staff here. >> that's ok. bill is a sleep over here. >> thanks very much. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> lunch will be served immediately, so if you need to take a bathroom break really quickly, get back to your table really fast. thank you. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> we are watching live coverage of this event on the future of conservatism from the national review institute. the institute was founded in 1991. as you heard they are taking a break. and then we will hear from senator ted crews of texas and wisconsin gov. scott locker. we will show you a portion from earlier today with last year's republi
obama called secretary panetta before the news briefing and they issued a statement reading in part "today, by moving to open more military positions -- including ground combat units -- to women, our armed forces have taken another historic step to toward harning the atlantas and skills of all our military personnel ." throughing or rethroughing a ban on military-style sexual weapons and high-capacity magazines. joining some members of congress, law enforcement officials and members of gun safety organizations. this is an hour and 15 minutes. >> i want to thank all of you for coming today and i want to welcome you. this is a tough battle, so welcome. i'm pleased to be joined this morning by a cross section of americans who have been affected by gun violence. we have with us today, police chiefs, mayors, teachers, doctors, members of the clergy, mothers, gun safety groups, victims of gun violence and many others who care deeply about this issue. i would really like to thank my colleagues in the senate and the house who have chosen to stand together on this important issue. some of us
think he's largely not led on this issue for his entire first term, larry, i think it's instructive that the democrats today chose to partner up with senate republicans as opposed to waiting to join on the obama bill. frankly, i'm glad to see that the senate is leading on this. people like rubio deserve a lot of credit. if republicans put their fingers in their ears here and become the hell no caucus, it's going to be detrimental to the party. and i think there are probably some people along the same lines in the house thinking about this for longer than we realize. and there might be a more accelerated timetable there for consideration. >> mark, it sort of blows my mind when i look at the roster here. we have chuck schumer of new york, we have dick durbin of illinois, robert menendez of new jersey. and on the other side, we have serious conservatives like jeff lake and marco rubio. left/right coalition on immigration, mark. how does that work? >> i think it speaks to the ideological diversity of our country and, actually, the evolution of the senate now. and, you know, you see sena
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